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Huskies Cruise Past Wyoming 38-7
Release: 09/21/2002
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SEATTLE (AP) - Cody Pickett threw for 404 yards and two touchdowns as 13th-ranked Washington handed Wyoming its school-record 12th straight loss, 38-7 Saturday night.

Pickett completed 34 of 45 passes without an interception, shredding the Wyoming defense and setting up three short rushing touchdowns for the Huskies.

Washington (2-1) dominated on both sides of the ball for most of the game. On defense, the Huskies sacked Wyoming quarterbacks 8 times and virtually shut down the Cowboys' offense. On offense, Washington set a school record with 36 first downs and didn't have to punt once.

Wyoming (0-4) surpassed its record for most consecutive losses, set during the 1929-30 seasons.

Pickett's 1-yard scoring dive in the first quarter marked the first time the Huskies had scored in the first quarter in the past five games, dating back to last season.

But the Huskies still struggled early, fumbling twice in the first quarter, including once at the Cowboys' 12 yard-line. That sparked an 88-yard Wyoming drive, capped by Kit Bradshaw's 18-yard touchdown run, for the Cowboys' only score and a brief 7-all tie.

The Huskies responded with another confident drive as Pickett connected with Reggie Williams for passes of 17 and 28 yards to leave Washington on the Wyoming 11. But Wyoming kept the Huskies out of the end zone for three consecutive plays, and Washington settled for a field goal and a 10-7 lead.

Washington stretched the lead to 17-7 with 4:02 to go in the first half when Rich Alexis plunged in from the 1-yard line.

Washington missed another scoring chance after Jafar Williams snuffed a Wyoming drive by sacking Jovon Bouknight on fourth down with 1:25 to play in the half. Pickett completed six passes to march the Huskies to the 1-yard line, only to have the half expire before they could attempt a field goal.

The second half was all Washington. On Wyoming's first possession, Derrick Johnson picked off Casey Bramlet's pass at the Cowboys' 30. A 10-yard pass from Pickett to Patrick Reddick set up Alexis' second 1-yard TD.

Pickett passed for two more touchdowns before leaving the game in the fourth quarter.

By PAUL QUEARY
Associated Press Writer

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